Portraits of American Life Study
Hosted by The ARDA
The PALS seeks to understand the impact of religion in everyday life, and ultimately the connections between religious change and other forms of change among diverse individuals and families over the course of their lives.
Results & Summaries
Number of types listed respondent has given time to in past twelve months (HELPNUMB)



Variable Comparisons

[Age | Gender | Political Ideology | Race | Religious Tradition | Region | Education ]

Age

18 to 29 years old 30 to 44 years old 45 to 59 years old 60 to 74 years old 75 years and older TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.2%
1
0.1%
1
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.7%
1
0.2%
4
0 7.2%
40
7.1%
53
6.0%
45
16.8%
69
18.4%
26
8.9%
233
1 37.5%
208
35.7%
267
38.0%
286
38.2%
157
41.8%
59
37.5%
977
2 29.2%
162
25.4%
190
18.1%
136
21.4%
88
25.5%
36
23.5%
612
3 12.3%
68
15.8%
118
17.3%
130
12.4%
51
9.2%
13
14.6%
380
4 10.8%
60
11.4%
85
12.6%
95
6.6%
27
2.8%
4
10.4%
271
5 2.9%
16
4.4%
33
7.7%
58
4.6%
19
1.4%
2
4.9%
128
TOTAL 100.0%
555
100.0%
747
100.0%
753
100.0%
411
100.0%
141

2607


Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.2%
3
0.1%
1
0.2%
4
0 9.5%
129
8.2%
103
8.9%
232
1 36.1%
488
39.0%
491
37.5%
979
2 24.6%
333
22.2%
279
23.4%
612
3 13.6%
184
15.7%
197
14.6%
381
4 10.4%
140
10.5%
132
10.4%
272
5 5.5%
75
4.2%
53
4.9%
128
TOTAL 100.0%
1352
100.0%
1258

2610


Political ideology

Very liberal Somewhat liberal Middle of the road Somewhat conservative Very conservative Haven't thought much about it Missing TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.2%
4
0 7.1%
12
4.7%
18
7.0%
44
5.4%
27
5.4%
12
16.1%
109

10
8.6%
222
1 40.5%
68
32.7%
124
36.5%
230
32.3%
163
34.5%
77
45.7%
309

8
37.6%
971
2 28.6%
48
25.3%
96
23.0%
145
25.4%
128
23.3%
52
20.7%
140

3
23.6%
609
3 13.1%
22
18.5%
70
16.2%
102
15.9%
80
17.5%
39
9.5%
64

3
14.6%
377
4 8.9%
15
12.4%
47
12.2%
77
13.5%
68
11.7%
26
5.5%
37

1
10.5%
270
5 1.8%
3
6.3%
24
4.6%
29
7.1%
36
7.6%
17
2.5%
17

1
4.9%
126
TOTAL 100.0%
168
100.0%
379
100.0%
631
100.0%
504
100.0%
223
100.0%
676

26

2581


Race

White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander Other TOTAL
Refused 0.1%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.2%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
4
0 6.5%
117
8.2%
23
22.7%
73
6.4%
7
0.0%
0
15.9%
13
8.9%
233
1 33.5%
606
47.7%
133
49.5%
159
41.3%
45
25.0%
2
40.2%
33
37.5%
978
2 24.9%
451
21.5%
60
15.0%
48
28.4%
31
62.5%
5
20.7%
17
23.4%
612
3 17.2%
311
8.6%
24
6.9%
22
12.8%
14
12.5%
1
11.0%
9
14.6%
381
4 12.5%
226
7.9%
22
3.4%
11
4.6%
5
0.0%
0
9.8%
8
10.4%
272
5 5.2%
94
6.1%
17
2.5%
8
6.4%
7
0.0%
0
2.4%
2
4.9%
128
TOTAL 100.0%
1811
100.0%
279
100.0%
321
100.0%
109
100.0%
8
100.0%
82

2610


Religion

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Unaffiliated Other TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.6%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
4
0 9.5%
14
9.4%
65
4.4%
16
13.3%
92
5.9%
24
6.9%
21
8.9%
232
1 47.6%
70
34.5%
239
29.8%
108
42.2%
293
40.5%
166
33.6%
102
37.5%
978
2 24.5%
36
22.2%
154
27.6%
100
20.2%
140
28.0%
115
22.4%
68
23.5%
613
3 7.5%
11
16.3%
113
18.0%
65
12.8%
89
12.4%
51
17.1%
52
14.6%
381
4 5.4%
8
9.7%
67
14.1%
51
7.3%
51
12.7%
52
14.1%
43
10.4%
272
5 5.4%
8
7.4%
51
5.5%
20
4.2%
29
0.5%
2
5.9%
18
4.9%
128
TOTAL 100.0%
147
100.0%
693
100.0%
362
100.0%
694
100.0%
410
100.0%
304

2610


Region

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.1%
1
0.1%
1
0.2%
4
0 3.0%
13
11.6%
72
8.9%
78
10.3%
69
8.9%
232
1 32.3%
142
37.2%
231
42.8%
377
34.1%
228
37.5%
978
2 23.2%
102
25.4%
158
21.3%
188
24.6%
164
23.5%
612
3 24.4%
107
11.1%
69
11.1%
98
15.9%
106
14.6%
380
4 10.5%
46
10.6%
66
9.8%
86
11.1%
74
10.4%
272
5 6.6%
29
3.4%
21
6.0%
53
3.9%
26
4.9%
129
TOTAL 100.0%
439
100.0%
621
100.0%
881
100.0%
668

2609


Education

No high school diploma GED or high school diploma Vocational/technical diploma or Associate's degree Bachelor's degree Graduate degree Other Missing TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.8%
2
0.0%
0

0
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.2%
1
0.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.2%
4
0 29.0%
89
7.7%
81
5.0%
24
5.9%
25
2.3%
6
7.0%
5

3
8.9%
230
1 47.6%
146
42.5%
448
38.4%
184
25.2%
106
21.9%
58
47.9%
34

2
37.6%
976
2 13.0%
40
24.8%
262
25.1%
120
24.9%
105
26.0%
69
21.1%
15

1
23.5%
611
3 6.5%
20
12.4%
131
17.1%
82
16.6%
70
23.8%
63
18.3%
13

1
14.6%
379
4 3.3%
10
8.9%
94
9.2%
44
18.8%
79
15.5%
41
4.2%
3

0
10.4%
271
5 0.7%
2
3.6%
38
5.0%
24
8.1%
34
9.8%
26
1.4%
1

2
4.8%
125
TOTAL 100.0%
307
100.0%
1055
100.0%
479
100.0%
421
100.0%
265
100.0%
71

9

2598